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Catalogue anJ Price List 



FIREWORKS 



OF THE 






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OF SAN FRANCISCO, limited 



1 Only Manufacturers on the PaGifiG Coast I 

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IMPORTERS AND EXPORTERS § 



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OFFICE AND SALESROOM: 

2ig Front Street, upstairs, San Francisco 



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LABORATORY: ^ 

16th Avenue and L Sts., South San Francisco i 

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JOHX SROVFB, President 




A.J. nOXZP.l., Secretary unit Manager 





notice;. 



Buy only Good and Reliable Fireworks. Poor goods, although 
apparently cheap, are dear at any price. This rule is the same 
with regard to Fireworks as it is with any other commodity. 

If Fireworks were articles of ever}'-day use, those made by the differ- 
ent manufacturers would be better known and classified, and the good thus 
more easity distinguished from the bad; but, inasmuch as thej' are used but 
once or twice during the year, the forgetful public is easily deceived by un- 
scrupulous dealers, and large quantities of spurious goods are palmed off, 
much to the utter disgust of the people and to the great detriment of the 
honest trade. The reined}' for this is for dealers to purchase from none but 
those who have a reputation for reliability. 



CONTENTS. 



Page 

Aerolites 10 

Assorted cases for retailing- 22, 23 

Assorted cases for exhibitions. , .24, 25 

Balloons 28 

Batteries of Stars 10 

Blue Lights 8 

Candles 5, 6 

Cannon Salutes 14 

Caps 31 

Decoration Goods - 29 

Exhibition Pieces 17 to 21 

Fire Crackers 26 

Flags 30 

Flag Holders 33 

Flower Pots 7 



Fountains 10, 12 

Geysers 9 

Illuminating Fires 7 

Lanterns 29 

Marine Signals 7 

Pistols 31, 32 

Rockets : 2, 3, 4 

Serpents 7 

Shells 14, IS 

Star Mines 11 

Suggestions to Fire w'ks Committees 21 

Torches 6 

Torpedoes 27 

Wheels 8, 9 






DISCOUNTS AS PER LIST ON THIS 
PAGE GIVEN ON APPLICATION. 

CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED. 



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Descriptive Catalogue 

1895. 

'iiblii ami /'ri;-<i/. Displays. 
We quote the following discounts on prices named in this Catalogue: 

Fireworks, pages 2 to 25 - - - per cent 

Torpedoes, page 27 - " 
Pistols and Caps, pages 31, 32 

Balloons, page 28 ... » 

Lanterns, page 29 ... ,....„. " 

Tissue Goods, page 29 ......" 

Bunting Flags, page 30 - ........" 

Muslin Flags, page 30 
Flag Holders, page 33 
Firecrackers, page 26 

wr orders we a 

) 'ours respectfully, 

CALIFORNIA FIREWORKS CO., L't'd. 

Office, 219 Front Street, 

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 



ESTABLISH! ; 
INCORPOKATKIi 1891. 



/Manufacturers, Importers, and Exporters. 

TER/WS CASH. 



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COLORED ROCKETS. 




Assorted Colors and large, 
brilliant stars. 

Eockets should be fired from 
a gutter made of two boards 
nailed together at right an- 
gles and placed at a slight 
inclination against the 
wind. 

Per gross. 

1 oz., \ gross in pkg., $ 5 00 

2 oz., \ gross in pkg.... 7 50 

3 oz., \ gross in pkg ... 13 00 

4 oz., 2 dozen in pkg.. 21 00 
6 oz., 1 dozen in pkg.. 31 50 
J ft>., 1 dozen in pkg.. 54 00 

Per dozen. 

1 lb., 1 dozen in pkg...f 7 00 

2 ft., \ dozen in pkg.. 12 00 

3 ft)., i dozen in pkg.. 18 00 
4ft)., J dozen in pkg.. 25 00 



NEW COLORED EXHIBITION SKY ROCKETS. 



Large sizes, each Eocket containing extra fine colored stars, 
Per dozen. 
J ft. , 1 doz. in pkg., with colored stars,® 7 00 

1 " 4 •' " " " 14 00 

2 " i " " " " 20 00 



Per dozen. 

3 ft. . J doz.in pkg., with colored stars, $36 00 

4 ft. |" " " " 60 00 
6 ft. i " " " " 8000 



SCREAMER ROCKETS. 

These Eockets ascend with aloud, screaming noise; when they reach the highest 
altitude, explode with a heavy report. They are largely used at public and political 
meetings to draw a crowd. , 




2 pounders, % dozen in box ?30 00 per dozen. 



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PRISMATIC 
DRAGON ROCKETS. 

.n altitude of from 300 to 500 feet 
>:irm of magic dragon- 
like serpenta. with vcrtnilion-hued bodies, 
■nd interchanging in their 
winding courses, till they faintly fade 
n t lie distance. 

Per dozen. 

I dozen in box $45 00 

" " 80 00 

COLORED CORNUCOPIA 
ROCKETS. 

This rocket, on reaching its altitude, re- 
leases a mammoth shower of brilliant 
-. followed in quick succession by a 
second and third burst, releasing sapphire 
and emerald meteors and duration stars. 
Per dozen. 

4 lbs., 1 dozen in box -. ? 80 00 

6 " " 110 no 



CASCADE ROCKETS. 

Amid the clouds they display a broad 
swellingspread of liquid gold. in streamers 
Of glittering radianre, with leathery edges, 
gradually spreading anil dissolving into a 
cloud ofsparklingmistlastinga longtime. 

Per doren. 

3 lbs., J dozen in box $45 00 

4 " j " " 80 00 

COLORED JEWELED 
STREAMER ROCKETS. 

Displaying a great golden burst of a 
large number of streamers of brilliant 
fires, eaeh terminating with a shell burst 
of variegated jeweled stars. One of the 
most beautiful combinations in pyro- 
techny. 

Pet dbzen. 

4 lbs., 1 dozen in box $ SO 00 

6 " J, " " 110 00 



COLORED SHOOTING STAR ROCKETS. 

On reaching the proper height the rockets release several showers of golden scintil- 
lations, from which many shooting stars of all the colors of the rainbow are continuously 
discharging in every direction, producing a novel and beautiful effect. 



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4 lbs., ] dozen in box 
6 " 1 " 



PRIZE 
COMETIC ROCKETS. 

These rockets ascend to a great height, 
and discharge a single star of large size 
and brilliancy, which changes color sev- 
eral times while floating slowly away, 
then suddenly resolves itself into a re- 
volving wheel of brilliant fire, and other 
beautiful effects, ending with a burst of 
tinted meteors. 

Per dozen. 
8 lbs., 1-12 dozen in box $130 00 



Per dozen. 
....$ 80 00 
110 00 



TELESCOPE REPEAT= 
ING ROCKETS. 

These ascend to a great height, and 
then release four more rockets, bursting 
in mid-heaven, disclosing clusters of 
colored stars. 

Per dozen. 
6 lbs., J dozen in box $110 00 



CALLIOPE ROCKETS. 



After an explosion they fill the air with loud screeching whistles, that can be heard ;i 
great distance. A wenderful novelty for day or night use. 

3 lbs., ] dozen in box 



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PARACHUTE ROCKETS. 

Discharging at great height, Floating Stars of greatcaliber, sus- 
pended from Parachutes. They float a long distance, and change 
color several times before disappearing. 

Per dozen. 

2 lbs., "Silver Star," 1 dozen in box $ 20 00 

4 " "Triple Asteroid," } dozen in box 80 00 

6 " "Seven Star Pleiades," i dozen in box... 100 00 

CANNON ROCKETS. 

These rockets, when they reach the highest altitude, explode 
with a very heavy report, equal to a cannon; they are used for 
salutes, and at political meetings. 




1 lb., £ dozen in box 

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Per dozen. 

$30 00 

45 00 



DIAMOND CHAIN ROCKETS. 

These rockets, on reaching their height, produce links of diamond chains, changing 
colors, which continue descending, and finally disappear in the distance, with bursts of 
colored meteors, and showers of gold. 




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Per dozen. 
...$130 00 



S lbs., 1-12 dozen in box 

WILLOW TREE ROCKETS. 

Throwing out at a great height a mass of brilliant fire, taking the shape of a willow 
tree, with its long, hanging branches, which spread, and finally reach the ground. 



Per dozen. 

2 lbs., I dozen in box $ 30 00 

4 " J " " 80 00 

6 " J " " 110 CO 

8 " packed single 130 00 

REVOLVING COMET ROCKETS. 



Displaying in the air a series of comets, 
in a shower of gold rain. 

2 lbs., extra heavy, \ dozen in 

ELECTRIC 
SHOWER ROCKETS. 

Bursting in midheaven, they form an 
Aurora Borealis-like shower of electric 
jewels of emerald and sapphire tints, fall- 
ing slowly to the earth. The latest and 
grandest discovery in the art. 

Per dozen. 

4 lbs., \ dozen in box % 80 00 

6 " 1-12 " " 110 00 



descending slowly to the ground, revolving 

Per dozen, 
hox $3u 00 

PEACOCK 
PLUflES ROCKETS. 

Rising like an Eiffel Tower of fire to 
an immense height, with a grand explo- 
sinn they form a gorgeous veil of feathery 
plumes, reaching nearly to the ground, 
embellished with topaz and emerald com- 
ets intertwining in their flight, presenting 
beautiful figures and combinations of 
colors, ending with salutes. 

Per dozen. 
8 lbs., 1-12 dozen in box $130 00 



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COLORED ROMAN CANDLES. 

mains assorted oolored stats. Fire from the hand, holding candle 
■\ lite middle with lower end exposed. 

FerGroa& 
l star, I gross in a package % l 25 

- 260 

3 ' i '■ - 4 00 

4 '• " " 50 

o l doxen 12 00 

1 " " IS 50 

ii ' large, l dozen in package IB 00 

B " "1 " 26 50 

10 " " 1 " " 32 00 

i- " " i " •■ ri oo 

15 " " 1 " " 54 00 

■■flfi - 20 1 sii 00 

|S i 140 00 

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EXTRA LARGE COLORED 
EXHIBITION "CANDLES. 

Candles extra size, and every star of extra fine 
colors — red, white, blue and green. 

Per dozen. 

G Star, 1 dozen in package $ 2 50 

8 " 1 " " 3*25 

10 " 1 " " 4 00 

12 " 1 " " 5 50 

15 " 1 " •' 7 50 

20 " 1 " " 11 00 

ELECTRIC SPREADER CANDLES. 

Each star fills the air with beautiful electric-colored scintillations, spreading in every 

direction. They make one of the most effective displays known to the art. 

Per dozen. 

4 spreader stars, J dozen in package $2 75 

6 " 1 " " 3 50 

8 " " h " " 5 50 

CHINESE MUSICAL CANDLES. 

Amid a display of scintillating fires, they project through the air shrill-sounding 
Chinese musical tones —very curious and amusing, just the thing for parades, displays, etc. 

For Day or Night Use. 

Per dozen. 

8 notes, i dozen in package $10 00 

Directions. — Stick sharp end in the ground, light fuse, and retire a short distance. 

WIZARD CANDLES. 

This candle starts with a stream of golden spray, followed by an explosion of tinted 
gems. Then changinginto an electric illumination, succeeded by an eruption of silver 

snakes. The above is repeated three times in each candle. 

Per dozen. 
Extra large, 9ingle $40 00 




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GOLDEN SHOWER CANDLES. 

Containing beautiful golden scintillating balls with trails of brilliant fire. 

Per dozen. 
4 ball, yi dozen in each package $3 50 

6 " 'A " " " 4 75 

8 " 'A " " " 7 00 

COLORED TRIPLET CANDLES. 

Exhibit a variegated shower of stars, which form in displays the national colors 
similar to a large fountain. Especially adapted for flambeau clubs, parades, private dis- 
plays, etc. 

Per dozen. 
Xo. 8, 24 balls, packed yi dozen in package $6 50 

COLORED TORCHES. 

With handles. They burn from 5 to 10 minutes, making a magnificent colored, 
illumination suitable for flambeau clubs, political parades, lawn illuminations, etc. 

Per dozen. 

Large size, red or green, 3 doz. in a package $ 5 00 

Mammoth size, red and green, 1 doz. in a package 10 00 

Double mammoth size, red and green, yi doz. in package 24 00 

HAND ILLUrilNATIONS 

A very desirable article for street parades and campaign purposes, assorted colors. 

Per dozen. 
1 dozen in a package, burning 15 minutes $5 00 

CHINESE SPRAYS. 

Display abroad stream of Chinese gold and silver spangles, very handsome, and 

may be safely handled and fired by ladies and children. 

Per gross. 

No. 1, 3 dozen in package $20 00 

Directions. — Hold in the hand and light the fuse. 

ELECTRIC FLOWERS. 

Display a brilliant stream of gold and silver spangles, intermingled and bordered 
with emerald and electric spray. 

Per dozen. 

Withhandles, one dozen in package... $4 50 

Directions. — Hold in the hand and light the fuse. 

MOUNT VESUVIUS. 

One of the cheapest and finest articles of fireworks ever produced, displaying a beau- 
tiful fountain of diamond sparks, combined with eruptions of carmine, azure, emerald and 
orange miniature meteors. 

Per dozen. 

Colored, A dozen in package $ti 50 

Direction?. — Insert the wooden point in the ground and light the fuse. 

We -will not ship Fireworks unless Money or satisfactory City 
References accompany each order- 



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SERPENTS OR NIGGER CHASERS. 

Per grow 

i inch, I itixw in a package t- 80 

4 " 1 " " 4 60 

5 •• 1 - '• 6 60 

BRILLIANT FLOWER POTS. 

They throw out stream* »f beaatifnl gpar tire Mini Bpangles, and present the appear- 
ance of a fountain of brilliant lire. They are harmless, and can be used by ladies and 

children. 

Per gross. 
4 inch, 1 down in a package $ 9 75 

i " " ls rs 

10 " 1 " " 21 50 

8 I " " with handle 21 50 

COLORED FIRES. 

Ked, white, gold, blue and green in |, J and 1 pound cans. One color in each can. 
1'er pound $2 00 

Colored tires consist of dry powder, which should he poured from the can int" a 
metallic dish or on a flat, dry stone, and spread in a train and lighted at the end. 

Special indoor colored fires, containing nosulphur, for tableaux and indoor use, each 
can stamped with the word tableaux on label, \, 1 or 1 pound cans. One color in each can. 

Per pound $2 50 

Tableaux fires, put up in paper tubes, 1 dozen tubes in a box, per box 1 50 

PARADE FIRES. 

In paper case, ready to light; burns very slowly for fully five minutes with brilliant 
illuminating effect; very effective in parades or any outdoor illumination. 

Per dozen eases. 

Ked, 1 lb. in each case $20 00 

Green, " " 25 00 

Showers for theatrical use made to order in three sizes — small, medium and large — 
quick match, covered and uncovered, supplied. 

BENGAL LIGHTS. 

These have heavily charged cases of illuminating fire, and 
are used out-of-doors. As they are slow burning, they produce 
for a long time a brilliant and dazzling illumination of all sur- 
rounding objects. 

Per dozeii- 

J-lb., $ doz. in pkg., 3 colors in each piece ... $ 5 00 

fr " J " " 3 " " " 7 50 

1 " i " " 3 12 00 

Directions. — Bengal lights should be placed on open ground 
or on an elevated position. Light the fuse. 

MARINE SIGNALS. 




Signal lights with handles. 

Signal rockets, extra heavy. 

Signal shotgun shells for sealers' use. 



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PIN WHEELS. 

Per gross. 

Small, J gross in a package $2 01) 

Mediuui,4 " " 3 00 

Large, J " " 4 00 

Extra, 4 " " (il) 

Directions. — These are small toy fireworks wheels, 
which can be fired by fastening to post wilh a large pin 
through tlio center of I he wheel, or by fastening to the 
end of a slick held in the hand. 

CATHARINE WHEELS. 

We pack our Catharine Wheels in strong strawboard 
boxes, arid they are the best small wheel made, being 
brilliant in color and perfect in action. 

Per gioss. 

Extra large, J gross in a box $14 00 

Direeti'jnn — Catharine Wheels can be li red same as 
directions for Pin Wheels, or suspended at the end of a 
string. See illustrations. 



BLUE LIGHTS. 

Per gross. 

Large, J gross in a package 'jj 50 

Extra large, 1 gross in a package 2 30 

Directions. — Bine lights should be held in the hand at a slight incline. Light at one end. 

COLORED TRIANGLE WHEELS. 




These wheels have cases of brilliant fires which throw outin 
their revolutions circles of beautiful and dazzling spangles. 
very showy and effective. The colored pots form additional 
inside rings of variegated colors. 

Per gross. 

1 oz. 1 dozen package 817 00 

2 " 1 " " : 24 00 

3 " 1 " " ?,H 00 

Per dozen. 

Jib., I dozen package, colored pots $ (i 00 

i " i " " " " 8 75 

1 " i " " " " 13 50 



Triangle Wheel. 



COLORED ROSETTE WHEELS. 

These are wheels of four changes, exhibiting a brilliant 
outer ring encircling an inside ring of red or green illuminat- 
ing fire, making a lasting and beautiful effect. 

Per dozen. 
Extra heavy, { dozen in package $20 00 

COLORED CHINA FLYERS. 

These are contra-revolving pieces, with pots of fires in 
variegated colors, forming beautiful scintillating fire wheels, 
havimr center circles of different colored rings. 




Rosette. 



Per dozen. 

large, with colored pot, 4 dozen in package $ 8 00 

I'.xtra, " " 4 " " 13 50 







COLORED VERTICAL WHEELS. 

evolving cases of jns 
ind brilliant fire, and with variegated colored central 
iluis forming many changes and beautiful effects in 
tlioir t died for firing. 

Poi 

8 in , package S 7 25 

with colored pot 16 00 

" red " 21 BO 

H red and green pots 28 00 

18 " " 39 00 

COLORED DOUBLE TRIANGLE WHEELS. 

Tlieeeare the finest wheels m of six 

eases of brilliant lire, each one, after firing, changing in the 
form anil appearance of its scintillations, and exhibit 
tbo same time variegated colored center rings, changing to 
the most beautiful colors known to the pyrotechnic ait. A 
strong ompanies each wheel. Very simple to 

tire, anil nukes a beautiful anil pleasing exhibit. 

Per dozen. 

Large, with two colored pots, simile $4S 00 

Direction*. — For vertical and double triangle wheels, 

spindle attached to a smooth upright post, 

eel from the ground. See that the wheel is 

tired, and thai il revolves freely and regularly before 

firing. 




Double Triangle Wheel. 



TRUHPET WHEELS. 




These wheels, composed of brilliant Chinese 
ami jasmine spray fires, revolving around varie- 
gated colored center rings, emit loud musical tones 
of varying notes, causing both wonder and delight 

Per dozen. 

12 inch, i dozen in package $40 00 

Hi " Bingle " fiO 00 

Direction*. — Fire same as vertical wheel. 

COLORED GEYSERS. 

These are revolving rockets, which, in their 
rotary flight, resemble a wheel of brilliant lire 
ascending in the air. 

Per di 

Small, pacl ed ' dozen in package % 8 50 

Large " J " " 17 75 

Direction*. — Select a smooth surface on the 
ground or top of a barrel bead; lay the piece on 
the place selected with a cross-stick underneath, 
light at the (use, and they will ascend with a 
rotarv motion. 



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COLORED AEROLITES. 

gji These begin with an illumination of changing 

jg__ colors, mutating to a shower of fountain-like fire, 
f^B then discharge high in the air a blazing aerolite, 
B^ 5 which finally disappears from sight with a loud 
w explosion. 

Per dozen. 
Aerolites, packed single 624 00 

COLORED 
FLORAL FOUNTAINS. 

These are a novel and beautiful representation in 
floral fire of a fountain throwing upward and outward 
liquid drops of spangles and spray fire, which resembles 
a large fountain in action. One of the most beautiful 
effects in pyrotechny. 

Per dozen. 
Floral Fountains, packed singly $36 00 

COLORED 
PRISMATIC FOUNTAINS. 

We can recommend them as very beautiful. They 
make a fountain of colored fire drops, intermingling and 
shooting through each other with kaleidoscopic effect. 

Per dozen. 
Prismatic Fountains, packed single $36 00 

Directions. — For Aerolites, Floral and Prismatic 
Fountains: Push the sharp end of the wooden base in the 
ground, so as to firmly hold the Fountain in a perpen- 
dicular position. Select a place on the lawn where it is 
free above from trees or other obstructions, and light 
fuse at the top end, as in illustration. 



BATTERIES OF COLORED 
STARS. 

They discharge continuously and in large 
quantities colored stars, filling the air with 
showers of gold, silver, blue, green and crimson 
drops. Very beautiful and exciting. Largely used 
in political and private displays. Perfectly safe 
and easy to fire. 



Per dozen. 

Small, packed single , $40 00 

Large, " 60 00 

Ex. large, " 80 00 



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Directions. — For saucissons, mines, and bat- 
teries, fire from level ground, or at an elevation 
upon some secure foundation. Place upright on 
its base and fire the fuse, as in the illustration. 




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COLORED 5TAR AND SERPENT HINES. 



These are substantial tube 0»a08, With wooden base, and 
charged with Colored Stars of every hue, or with Serpents- 
which in the final discharge are thrown np and scattered 
high in the air, similar to a volcano in its action. They 
are among the most effective goods made for public or 
private displays. 

Per gross. 

No. 1, J dos. in package $24 00 

•' 2, " 

I'er dozen. 

No. 3, A doz. in package $ '■', _V> 

" 4, single with stars 4 7& 

" 7 50 

" 6, GyratingSerpent Mines, large 19 00 

" 7, Colored Meteor Mines.extra large.. 28 00 
" 8, Mines, Feu de Joie. 

These goods emit a marvelous combination of pyrotech- 
nic effects, exploding with heavy report. 

Bach. 
No. S, single $3 50 

e^' «"^JrvP No. '■', Electric Shower Mines — Openwithabril- 

P \ -J liant shower of scintillating fires. In the final discharge 

Jm 5 displays one of the finest effects known — a shower with 

31 «5** «■•"'•' green centers, emitting electric sparks. 

^^0^^ No. 9, single $5 00 

No. 10, Whistling Jack or Calliope Mines. — These emit gyrating, whistling 
figures, making one of the most pleasing and novel displays known, never failing to 
please the most critical audience. 
No. 10, single $7 50 




SAPPHIRE SHOWERS. 

Beginning with a colored illumination, changing to a spray fountain, with occasion.! I 
bursts of sapphires, which, as they fall, throw off beautiful electric scintillations. 

Per dozen. 
Extra large, packed single $34 00 

FIERY CONTORTIONISTS. 

This beautiful pyrotechnic effect represents a spur fire fountain, which changes to 
myriads of fiery contortionists, twisting, squirming in mid-air, putting themselves into 
various shapes; very amusing and exciting. 

Bach. 
Exhibition size, single $50 00 

INDIAN JUGGLERY. 



Starts with a beautiful crimson illumination lasting some time. Finally , with a loud 
explosion, projects high into the air a piece of mechanism, which, after a series of contor 
tions, disappears from view with a loud report. 

Per ■ 

Extra large, packed single ... $40 00 



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JEWELED JETS. 

These novelties fill the air with streams of golden scintillations, combined with afine 
shower of sparkling jeweled sparks, making a beautiful and lasting display. 

Per dozen. 

With handles, 1 dozen in package $5 00 

Direction': — Hold in the hand in a clear space and light the fuse. 

COLORED SAUCISSONS. 

These are similar to large-sized mines, which first 
throw out a shower of fire, with intermediate stars of 
variegated colored fires, finally exploding with a heavy 
report, and discharging high in the air a mass of fiery 
dragons, hissing and squirming in every direction, with 
trails of brilliant fire, exploding with loud reports. 

Per dozen. 

Small, packed single $30 00 

Large " " 40 00 

Extra large " 60 00 

BOflBETTE FOUNTAIN. 

A masked fountain of specialties in bombshell effects 
arranged to fire simultaneously, producing many bou- 
quets of all the latest tints. 
Exhibition size, each $50-00 

VARIEGATED FOUNTAINS. 

To be placed upright on the ground when ignited, 
display a fountain of brilliant fire intermingled with 
stars of variegated colors, ascending from 15 to 20 feet, 
terminating with a salute. The display lasts a consider- 
Colored Saucissons. aide time, with a magnificent effect. 

Extra colored, each $4 00 

ELECTRIC FOUNTAINS. 

Sending forth a continuous stream of beautiful electric stars, scintillating in green 
and azure tints, the whole producing one of the most beautiful showers of electrical 
effects ever witnessed. 
Exhibition size, each $36 00 

WHSSTLING FOUNTAINS. 

A continuous stream of gyrating musical figures, emitting calliope or musical tones. 
Very curious, exciting and amusing. Can be used for day display as well as at night. 
No one should fail to include these in their selections. 
Exhibition size, each $48 00 

UNION FOUNTAINS. 

Throw three distinct streams of red, white and blue stars, making a fan-shaped 
fountain representing our national colors. 

Each. 

No. 1, large size $24 00 

" 2, extra " 36 00 

" 3, special" 48 00 

We will not ship Fireworks unless Money or satisfactory City 
References accompany each order. 




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DRAGON NESTS. 

Dragon Nests are a new and startling article in fireworks, simple to 
d beautiful in display. Commences with discharges of electric 
ichstarin itsflight separating and makings number of smaller 

stars or flushes. There is also ashowerof brilliant coldred fireseightto 

ten feet blgb. As a finale, a grand outburst of hissing, fiery dragon 

hey iill the air with loud, biasing noises and leave nails of brilliant 

lire behind them as they shool through the air. 

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Urge 

Extra large 4S 00 



DEVIL AMONG THE TAILORS. 



The most amusing article ever offered in our line, making more display for the 
money than any article yet made. It is to be placed on the ground to lire, and 
with an illumination in colors, followed by a rich stream of brilliant tire. Next shows a 
fountain of reporting electric 8tare, ami terminates with a burst of fiery dragons thrown 
toa height of 50 to 60 feet, and exploding there with loud reports. 

Per 

Large *-■* 00 

Extra *2 00 

ELECTRIC VOLCANOES. 

Novel and salable, variegated colors. A beautiful display, entirely different from any 
article hitherto made. It opens with an illumination of red followed by a stream of 
scintillating tire and colored stars, and terminates with a burst of green electric stars of 
great brilliancy and startling effect. 

The extra large size is of marvelous beauty, emitting large globes of electric, fires, 
scintillating anil ejecting thousands of colored sparks, looking like so many jets of 

sparkling water. 

Per itozen. 
Extra large, i dozen in paper package ...$18 00 

SURPRISE BOXES. 

Beginning with a prismatic colored brilliant shower of fires, forming a beautiful foun- 
tain, they suddenly explode with a loud report, filling the air with fiery-tailed salutes, 
startling and very effective. 

Per I 

Urge, packed single $40 00 

Extralarge, " ttO 00 

Dim-lions. — Place on the ground in open space, light the fuse, withdraw to a con- 
venient distance and be amused. 



We -will not ohip Fireworks unless Money or satisfactory City 
References accompany each order 



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COLORED FLYINQ PIGEONS. 



These pyrotechnic curiosities fly a 
distance through the air of 100 to 
300 feet," and return back to the 
starting point. The largest size 
also rapidly revolve while flying 
through the air. 

Per doeen. 
Medium, packed i dozen in 

a package $12 00 

Large, packed \ dozen in 

a package 20 00 

Extra large, Eevolving Comets 

packed single, each 6 00 

Directions. — Fasten the ends of a piece of heavy twine or light wire between two 
trees or posts, 10 to 12 feet from the ground. Place the wire through the center of 
pigeon; fuse end near the starting point. 




VOLCANOES. 



Composed of cylinders throwing brilliant colored stars, and terminating with the 
discharge of a mine of serpents. 

Each. 

Large $ 2 00 

Extra large 10 00 



REPORTING BOMBSHELL SALUTES. 



Put up six in a box with mortar and full directions how to fire. Are fired from 
mortars, ascend 500 to 600 feet into the air, and explode at that height with a report that 
can be heard for miles. Used for signals, salutes, celebrations, political meetings, etc. 
Take the place of cannon, are more effective and cost is less. 

Per dozen. 
Extra large (equal in report to 18-pound cannon) $50 00 



DETONATING CANNON SALUTES. 



With extra heavy report, much superior to a cannon. For salutes, Fourth of July 
campaign use. They are ignited by 15 second slow fuse. Care must be taken not to 
explode them near any person or glass windows. Directions on every salute. 

Per dozen. 

Six pounders $20 00 

Twelve pounders 36 00 



We will not ship Fireworks unless Money or satisfactory City 
References accompany each order. 






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COLORED 
FLORAL BOMBSHELLS. 

These Flonil Bombshells sliow in burning all the choice 
I Colors known to the art, consisting of crimson, golil, red anil 
• variegated stars of all shades. They project a bombshell in 
I the air to an elevation of several hundred feet, which then 
■ explodes and throws out stars of every hue, mingled with 
"■■' »Wmi&tfi\ i v ~*X ayt showers of golden rain. 

I Per dozen. 

JNo. 1, small, packed single $30 00 

2, medium, " 45 00 

r §cy- . item . ., e!t larKe « 75 00 

Directions. — Alines and floral bombshells are placed op- 
f right on their base, and fired from level ground or upon some 
I raised and solid support, taking care to select a place which 
I is clear of trees or other obstructions above. Light the fuse 
I of the projecting candles as in the illustration. 
Colored Floral Bombshell. 

"NIGHT" BOMBSHELLS. 





These shells are the grandest pro- 
duction of the pyrotechnic art. They 
show every known color and all the 
beautiful combinations of colors, be- 
sides streamers,shootingBtars, meteors, 
comets, duration stars, serpents, gold 
rain, trailed stars, whirligigs, para- 
chutes, mammoth spreaders, etc. Theperfection 
which this branch of pyrotechnics has attained 
by years of experiment, by both native and 
foreign chemists in our employ, has had the effect of rev- 
olutionizing the style of large displays, making it possible 
with them and with the addition of our other aerial fire- 
works to produce the grandest exhibitions without the 
use of any set pieces whatever, each Bhell being superio'' 
to a set piece. 

Per dozen. 
Night shells, 9 inches in circumference, packed 

half dozen (shells), with mortar in a wood box $50 00 

Each. 

Night shells, 12 inches in circumference $ 7 00 

" 15 " " 10 00 

18 " " 16 00 

24 " " 25 00 

These shells are of peculiar construction, and contain 
more material than any other kinds, therefore make 
greater display. 

We loan mortars with shells 12 to 24 inches in circumference, and require a deposit 
on same- In all cases mortars must be promptly returned. Where it is desired we fur- 
nish men to fire, at an additional charge. 

"We will not ship Fireworks unless Money or satisfactory City Refer- 
ences accompany eaoh order- 



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AERIAL BOUQUETS, OR FLIGHT OF 
ROCKETS. 

These consist of a large quantity of rockets grouped together 
in a tall wooden case, and prepared to fly together in a mass at one 
time, unfolding high in the air a beautiful pyrotechnic bouquet, 
sparkling with the richest colored geniB. 




Each 

variegated colors $40 Oil 

4, " " 50 0" 



Each. 

No. 1, variegated colors $20 00 No. 

" 2, " " 30 00 

Directions. — The box is set nearly perpendicular on the ground, well braced 
pointed away from the spectators, the top end opened and fuse then lighted. 

NATURAL GAS WELLS. 

These new goods form a cloud-like jet, like a burst of burning natural gas, with a 
dissolving border of scintillating spur-pointed stars, 3 dozen in a box, per gros«..$20 0< i 
Directions. — Place on the ground and light the fuse at the apex. 

RED FIRE. 

In wooden boxes, per gross boxes $15 00 

CRIMSON FIREFLIES. 

Open with a brilliant crimson illumination, changing to a fountain of fireflies and 
electric sparks, lasting and beautiful. In boxes to set on the ground. 

No. 1, colored, 3 dozen in a package, per gross $15 00 

Direction*. — Remove cover. Place on the ground and light at top. 

RUBY LIGHTS. ^Hlifei 

The illuminating power is very great, with brilliant sj=. =t 

colors, especially adapted for children, being cheap and gB v : " KjaHW 

harmless, with handles. ^=sn> :.?- ■ iBBMF 

Per gross. 

No. 2, 1 gross in box $3 50 

3, 1 " " .' 5 00 

9 00 



4. 4 " " 

MINIATURE 



BATTERIES. 




These are new and beautiful. Fine counter goods, 
and very salable on account of the size and beautiful ap- 
pearance. Displaying an eruption of stars. 

Per gross. 

No. 1, 3 dozen in a package $ 5 00 

" 2, 1 " " ■ 22 00 

SNAKES IN THE GRASS. 

This when burning produces a large bunch of grass. 
You can see it grow, from which a large serpent emerges Ruby Lights, 

and crawls a long distance — a realistic scene and very amusing; can be used in the parlor. 
Packed J doz. in a box, extra large size. Price per 2 doz. boxes, or gross of nests. ..$20 00 

YELLOW JACKETS. 

The greatest and best selling novelty. True to its name, it represents a swarm of 
angry yellow jackets. Per gross, J gross in a box $4 00 

WHISTLING BOriBS. 

One of the latest novelties. It whistles like a steam whistle, ending with a report. 
1 dozen in a package, per gross $23 00 

BEEHIVES. 

One of the best selling'novelties ever introduced. 

Small, per gross $11 00 

Large ' r 22 00 

PHARAOH'S SERPENTS' EGGS. 

These are small eggs or cones, which, when placed on end and lighted, evolve a long 
serpent-like ash — a really curious and amusing chemical effect. 
Packed 1 dozen eggs in a wood box, per gross boxes ;.: $12 00 



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GARDEN EXHIBITION PIECES. 

Notick. — All oar Exhibition Piecee are provided with 
a hanger and directions how to fire. 

The hanger facilitates putting tip t!ie piecee*! short no- 
tice or taking them down quickly in case it becomes ncc- 
efleary on account of t~»in, or for any other reason. 

ILLUMINATED BATTERIES. 

The-* arc composed of brilliant illuminating tires, light- 
ing up all surroundiiiL* objects, and in I lie center ami com- 
municating with the same is a heavy volcano or battery, 
which in its final discharge, with heavy explosion throws 
up and scatters high in the air myriads of stars of all col- 
ors, dissolving into slowly descending golden rain. 
Colored Illuminated Batteries, each $4 50 

DIAMOND STAR. 

This piece is com|x>sed of a revolving Saxon in the 
center, forming a wheel with colored illumination, which 
suddenly changes and turns in the opposite direction, 
the whole surrounded by discharges of brilliant sun fire, 
and ending with heavy explosions. 
Colored Diamond Stars, each $(> 00 

CHAPLET OF ROSES. 

This consists of a circular base or rapidly revolving spur 
tires and brilliant spangles, with center of a crimson illu- 
minating ring, surmounted by a plumed chaplet or 
banquet of variegated flowers, intermingled with emerald 
and sapphire spray. 
Colored Chaplet of Roses, each $0 00 

SILVER GLORY. 

This forms widespreading arms, shooting out streams 
of brilliant fire in six different directions, having a cen- 
ter of revolving fire, with colored pot de/cu also in itscen- 
ter. The revolving wheel rapidly changes and turns in 
the opposite direction; meanwhile the circumference ra- 
diates in a wide extent of fire scintillations, and finally 
ending with loud reports. 
Colored Silver Glory, each $8 00 

CHINESE FAN. 

This shows a revolving wheel at its base, of many 
changes of brilliant tire, and a center of variegated 
illumination mutating to an Oriental fan of peacock 
feathers, bordered by a fringe of colored stars, com- 
mingled with showers of electric scintillations, forming a 
charming fan of fiery spray. 
Colored Chinese Fans, each $7 00 

GALLOPADE. 

This piece consists of a long arm which turns on its 
center with lightning rapidity, driving with great force 
widespreading bursts and trails of brilliant sun fire, form- 
ing a great circle of dazzling effect. Within this circle of 
tire revolve in contra directions two Saxon wheels with 
illuminated centers of variegated colors, and charged 
with spur fires, the "^hole forming varied and fantastic 
shapes. A very exciting and pleasing piece. 
Colored Uallopades, each |9 00 




CHAPLET OF HOSES. 




OJ.LLOPADE. 



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Colored Polka Battery. 

COLORED MONITOR BATTERY. 

These open with discharge of a heavy battery of colored 
stars and streamers, firing with great rapidity and countless 
numbers, filling the air to a height of 200 feet, and brilliantly 
illuminating all surrounding objects in their ascension, finally 
ending with a grand explosion of mines. 

Each. 
Monitor Battery $9 00 

FLOWERING ALOE. 

This represents a fire tree in variegated stars, intermingled 
with showers of sun fire, filling the air above and around to 
an immense height with colored streamers and scintillating 
spur fires, forming jeweled flowers. 

Each. 
Colored Flowering Aloes $10 00 

SHOWER OF PEARLS. 

Consists of amassed battery of colored meteor cases, filling 
the air with variegated stars, while on either side are cascades 
of brilliant Chinese spur fires, falling like golden pearls. 

Each. 
Colored Shower of Pearls Ill 00 

AZTEC FOUNTAINS. 

This represents an elaborate fountain in effect of a massed 
battery of candles, shooting stars of every hue, while below 
and in the center is a revolving Saxon flyer, forming, in its 
rapid turning, a fiery wheel of brilliant effect, the whole 
flanked on each side by showers of sun fires and scintillating 
spur fires, ending with salute. 

Each. 
Colored Aztec Fountains Ill 00 

PYRIC CASCADE. 

A combination of a large fountain battery of variegated 
colored meteors and brilliant Chinese sun cases, forming a 
towering cascade of pyric fires intermingled with prismatic 
colors. Each. 

Colored Pyric Cascades $10 00 

ILLUMINATED STAR WHEEL. 

This consists of a large wheel, bearingon its arms a beau- 
tiful star of lance fires in crimson and green, which, in 
revolving, blend together in beautiful and harmonious colors 
in the center, while the changing spur fires form a sun of 
glory in extended illuminating rings of a large size. 

Each. 
Colored Illuminated Star 'Wheel $11 00 

MEXICAN JETS. 

This represents jets and showers of variegated colored stars 
and scintillations of spur fire, beautifully blending together, 
and shooting upwards to an altitude of fifty feet. Very 

beautiful. 

Each. 
Colored Mexican Jets $11 00 



COLORED 
POLKA BATTERY 

Composed of a combination of wheels 
and heavy battery cases, forming waltz- 
like circles of brilliant fires, with varie- 
gated illuminated centers, and separat- 
ed and flanked by fountains of stars 
and streamers of every hue, amid a 

halo of electric rays. 

Each. 
Colored polka battery $8 00 




Aztec Fountain 




Mexican Jets. 



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SPARKLING CAPRICE. 

This is one of the most spirited ami beautiful pieces made. Consistingof a long 
piece on a center block, and driving with great force in rapid revolutions a large wheel 
• >f brilliant sun tires, and in the center a Saxon wheel revolving on its own axis, with 
■ enter of variegated rings, the whole at its most rapid revolution suddenly reverses and 
turns in a contra direction. Large and brilliant 

• ! Sparkling Caprice , til) 00 



EGYPTIAN CIRCLETS. 

Two brilliant wheels with prismatic colored centers, 
rapidly revolving in opposite directions, set at angles with 
-un jets of golden scintillations, which, mingling with the 
W her! spray, forms a scene of gorgeous beauty. 

Each. 
Colored Egyptian Circle** $11 00 

PHANTOM CIRCLES. 

These are curious and wonderful ring effects in fire, 
the center being a revolving upright ring in colored lance 
tires, forming a globe, inside of which, and revolving in a 
different direction, is a colored Saxon wheel. This is sup- 
plemented above and below by variegated colored flyers, 
rapidly revolving and forming cascade wheels, each turning 
in contra direction, forming beautiful concentric circles. 
Size 3 feet before firing. 

Each. 
Colored Phantom Circles $20 00 




Phantom Circle. 



PUBLIC EXHIBITION PIECES. 

Comprising a variety of new and beautiful designs for public and private displays. 
All pieces packed in small compass, convenient for shipping to any part of the country. 
Instructions for firing accompany each piece. Our expert will accompany and fire large 
public exhibitions. 

Special designs of any description made to order and forwarded at very short notice. 

In Ordering, Please give Name and Number. 

FANCY DESIGNS. 



No. Name. Price each. 

50 Spuyten Tuyvil $ 30 00 

.51 Sparkling Waterfall 26 00 

52 Shield of Iris 30 00 

53 Polka Redowa 30 00 

54 Chinese Brilliant 34 00 

55 Tree of Liberty 34 00 

56 Sunburst 50 00 

57 Peruvian Glory 50 00 

58 Elfin Waltz 53 00 

'iff Aurora Borealis 48 00 

60 Casket of Jewels 81 00 

61 Magic Wheel 62 00 

62 * " Ex. Large 108 00 

63 Egyptian Pyramid 78 00 



No. 

64 
65 
66 
67 
68 
69 
70 
71 



76 

77 



Name. Price each. 

*Egypt. Pyramid Ex. Large $166 00 

*Double Diamond 60 00 

Revolving Star 86 00 

* " Ex. Large 150 00 

Italian Rosette 10S 00 

* " Ex. Large 190 00 

Mosaic Diamond 64 00 

* " Ex. Large 120 00 

Peacock's Tail 98 00 

* " Ex. Large 172 00 

Jeweled Sprays 90 00 

* " Ex. Large 142 00 

Saxon Pyramid 70 00 

* " Ex. Large 150 00 



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PUBLIC EXHIBITION PIECES— Continued. 



No. Name. Price each. 

78 Cluster of Diamonds $ 96 00 

79 " " Ex. Large 170 00 

80 * " " Dble Ex. Large... 265 00 

81 Revolving Pyramids 170 00 

82 " Chinese Spider... 130 00 

83 " Sun 75 00 

84 * " " Ex. Large... 128 00 

85 Kaleidoscope 67 00 

86 * '* Ex. Large 116 00 

87 *Heiades 135 00 

88 * " Ex. Large 200 00 

89 Gothic Cross 105 00 

90 * " Ex. Large 180 00 

91 *Snowflake 166 00 

92 *Emerald Jewels 166 00 

93 *Girandole, 20-ft. wheel 420 00 

94 Mount Vesuvius 67 00 

95 * " Ex. Large... 133 00 

96 Minnehaha 67 00 

97 * " Ex. Large 133 00 

98 Turbine Wheel 80 00 

99 * " Dble Ex. Large... 167 00 

100 *Pyrotechnic Cross Fire, 

extra large 133 00 

101 *Horizontal Wheel, double 

extra large 200 00 

102 *Fountain of Fire, extra large 133 00 

103 *Columbia Triumph 167 00 

104 *Prismatic Fountain 133 00 

105 Niagara Cataracts, $6.00 per 

running foot, for not less 

than 10 feet 
Note. — By placing a number of these 
Cataracts in a continuous line, Falls of any 
length may be produced, and of as great a 
height as it is possible to erect them 

No. Set Designs. Price each. 

155 Motto, "G. A. B." $ 23 00 

156 " "1776" 24 00 

157 " "Union" 29 00 

158 " "July 4th" 29 00 

159 " "Welcome," 12-inch 

letters 55 00 

160 " "Welcome," 18-inch 

letters , 80 00 

161 BustofWash'tn illuminated 50 00 

162 *" " "Ex. Large 135 00 

163 Promethean Vase 4S 00 

164 Saxon Cross 53 00 

165 Turkish Cross 60 00 

166 Maltese Cross 53 00 



No. Name. Price each. 

167 Crystal Spray Fountain. 48 00 

168 U.S. Shield 63 00 

169 Star of America 43 00 

170 American Flag. 77 00 

171 Liberty Cap and Motto _ 67 00 

172 American Eagle 108 00 

173 * " Spread Eagle 144 00 

174 "Good-night," combination. 73 00 

175 Union Forever, combination 80 00 

176 Jeweled Cross 100 00 

177 *Goddess of Liberty 190 00 

178 Jeweled Stars 135 00 

179 *Washington on Horse, extra 

large 165 00 

180 ^Washington on Horse, extra 

large with pedestal 240 00 

181 *Fireman, Engine and Hose. 350 00 

182 *Locomotive and Tender 300 00 

183 *Passenger Car 200 00 

184 *Train of Cars „ 500 00 

185 *Single Column and Star 

with Letter 200 00 

186 *Double Column and Stars 

with Letters 400 00 

187 *Triple Column and Stars 

withG. A. K 600 00 

188 *G. A. B. Badge 335 00 

Pieces marked thus (*) are too large to box and 

Ship, and are made on the ground where they an 
to be fired, or transported by teams from factory 
They are not kept In slock, so must be ordered coo 
siderably In advance. 

Grand Final Pieces. 

Pieces of this character made to order, 
in height from 20 to 100 feet, with a front- 
age of from 25 to 300 feet. 

Special Designs. 

We will make to order Mottoes, Letters 
or any Designs, no matter how large, from 
a photograph or drawing. Fireworks 
portraits of noted men a specialty. 

We invite correspondence from com- 
mittees in charge of Public Exhibitions. 

Bombshells. 

Thrown from mortars to agreat height, 
exploding with a loud report, displaying 
various combinations of colors, with 
streamers of gold rain. Sent toanypartof 
the country in charge of experts. See 
page 15. 



Il.LCSTIUTKr> TlUDE pKtl'K I.IST. 21 



To Committees 
IN CHARGE OF PUBLIC DEMONSTRATIONS. 



The success of an exhibition of fireworks depends very much upon a judi- 
cious selection of pieces. In order to most effectually accomplish this, we 
tiillv invite Fireworks Committees to visit our manufactory and make 
their own selections, aided by such suggestions as our experience has given us. 

If Committees not having time to call on us will write the amount they 
"■ishto expend for display, we will make a selection for the amount, and send 
lint by return mail to Committee for their approval. This mode of selection 
toe guarantee vMl prove as satisfactory as if selected by them in person. 



Please bear in mind that the price ot exhibition pieces is regulated 
according to size, amount and quality of fires, style of decorations, profuse 
coloring, etc. 

It is difficult to give the instructions necessary for firing and the man- 
agement of fireworks, but we will give a few hints on the most important points. 

The lack of proper care in discharging fireworks often causes failures which 
are attributed to the pyrotechnist who manufactures them. 

That portion of the ground where display is to be fired should be inclosed by 
a strong rope or fence, taking plenty of room, according to the size of the 
exhibition and to prevent accidents. 

Place the Aerial Fireworks in boxes, carefully covered with oilcloth or 
tarpaulin to prevent dampness or sparks from reaching them. 

Open display with balloons and illuminations with portions of rockets and 
bombshells, then the set pieces, beginning with the smallest, continuing with 
the larger (with aerial display of rockets, bombshells, etc, between), closing 
with the largest set piece, the effect of which will be enhanced by placing a 
battery on either side, a little to the rear, and firing them with it. The Aerial 
Bouquet should be the last piece fired. 

Rockets. — Extreme care should be taken to prevent their falling over after 
having been fired. They are only dangerous when not properly handled. Use 
rocket troughs and fire in a direction away from the spectators. 

Floral Bombs, Mines, Batteries, Saucissons and Bengolas should be fired on 
level ground or a raised platform. 



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Containing assorted colors in every piece for retailing, being selected expressly for 
the retail trade, already packed in neat wooden box. 



ASSORTflENT "A," 
$8.50. 

Pieces. Articles. Size. Total. 

24 Colored candles 2 ball $0 42 

12 " " 3 " 34 

12 " " 4 " 55 

6 " " 6 " 50 

6 " " 8 " 64 

12 Sky rockets 1 oz. 42 

12 " " 2 " 63 

6 " " 3 " 54 

3 " " 4 " 44 

36 Blue lights ex. large 58 

6 Flowerpots 4 inch 42 

9 Ruby lights No. 4 58 

9 Miniature Batteries "2 1 37 

6 Chinese sprays 83 

24 Chinese punks 24 

1 Show bill 

1 Case 



S8 50 



Pieces. Articles. Size. 

36 Colored candles 2 ball 

36 " " 3 " 

" 4 " 

" 6 " 



Total. 
SO 63 



..10 
..12 



24 " " . 

12 " " . 

12 " " . 

12 " " . 

12 " " ., 

36 Skyrockets .- 1 oz. 

36 " " 2 " 

24 " " 3 " 

24 " " 4 " 

6 " " 6 " 

12 Catharine wheels ex. large 

6 Triangles 1 oz. 



02 

10 
00 
29 
66 
50 
26 

1 90 

2 16 

3 50 
1 31 
1 17 

71 



ASSORTMENT 
$17.00. 



B. 



Pieces. Articles. Size. 

36 Colored candles 2 ball 



..10 



36 
24 
12 
12 
12 

24 Sky rockets 1 oz. 

12 " " 2 " 

18 " " 3 " 

12 " " 4 " 

36 Blue lights ex. large 

12 Flowerpots 4 inch 

3 Mines, colored stars No. 1 

3 " « << 2 

9 Ruby lights " 4 

6 Volcanoes " 1 

48 Chinese punks 

1 Show bill 

1 Case 



ASSORTflENT 



"C," $34.00. 

Pieces. Articles. Size. 

6 Triangles 2 oz. 

2 " 4 " 

2 " 8 " 

2 Electric flowers small 

72 Blue lights ex. large 

15 Flower pots 4inch 

24 Ruby lights No. 4 

6 Mines, colored star " 1 

9 Miniature batteries " 2 

48 Chinese punks 

1 Showbill 

1 Case 



Total. 

$0 63 
1 02 
1 10 
1 00 

1 28 

2 66 
84 
63 

1 62 
1 75 
58 
84 
50 
69 
55 
83 
48 



817 00 



Total. 


$1 00 


1 00 


1 45 


75 


1 16 


1 07 


1 50 


1 00 


1 3S 


4S 



$34 00 






ASSORTMENT "D," $5o.oo. 

48 Colored cnndlea 2 ball 

3 '■ 

30 " 4 ■• 

M 6 " 

12 - " 

13 in ■• 

12 " 

v rockets 1 ounce 

2 " 

24 '■ •' 3 " 

24 •' '■ -1 " 

12 " " li 

12 Flower p"1- -I inch 

72 Iilne lights extra large 

Satharine wheels large 

6 Triangle wheels 1 ounce 

li " " 2 

2 " " colored pots 4 " 

>; Mines, colored stars No. 1 

" No. 2 

6 " " •' No. 8 

2 Floral bombshells small 

2 Vertical wheels S inch 

2 Colored geysers small 

erpents 4 inch 

24 Chinese sprays 

48 Chinese punk 

1 Case 





20 84 


1 B4 


•j 00 


i 29 


2 till 


:; :.o 


1 68 


2 16 


:; 50 


2 62 


82 


1 16 


2 35 


1 0(1 


1 00 


1 00 


1 38 


5 00 


1 20 


1 41 


:i oo 


3 84 


4S 



ASSORTHENT "E," $7500. 



$50 1 hi 



Pieces. Articles. Size. 

72 Colored candles 2 ball 

72 '■ " 3 " 

48 " " 4 " 

36 " " 6 " 

24 " " 8 • 

12 " " 10 " 

12 " " 12 " 

Ij " " 15 " 

72 Sky rockets 1 oz. 

:)(i " " 2 " 

24 " " 3 " 

12 " " 4 " 

12 " " il" 

24 Flower pots 4 inch 

li Bengal lights ', lb. 

86 Catharine wheels large 

12 Triangle wheels I oz. 



Total. 


Pieces. Articles. Size. 


Total 


$1 25 




S2 on 


2 00 


2 " " col'dpot4" 


1 00 


2 17 


12 Mines, colored stars. ..No. 1 


2 Oil 


3 00 


6 " " " ... " 2 


t n* 


2 5S 


6 " " " ... " 3 


! 63 


2 IK 


3 Dozen ruby lights " 4 


2 25 


3 50 


2 " miniature batteries " 2 


:: 67 


2 25 


2 Floral bombshells.... small 


5 00 


2 50 


4 Vertical wheels S inch 


J to 


1 S8 




1 50 


2 16 




2 s:; 


1 75 


144 Serpents 4 inch 


4 50 


'> (JO 




5 00 


1 62 




48 


2 50 


1 Show card 




:: 50 


1 Case 




1 42 







$75 00 



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Containing assorted colors in every piece intended for private and public displays, 
each assortment making a distinct exhibition in itself. 



No. 1. 

EXHIBITION A5S0RT- 

flENT, $14.50. 

12 Colored caudles, large Shall 

(i Exhibition candles S " 

6 Colored star rockets 4 oz. 

4 " " " 6 " 

2 " " " S " 

1 China flyer large 

1 Vertical wheel 8 in. 

1 Bengal light ', lb. 

1 Colored triangle wheel \ " 

1 Mine of colored stars No. 4 

2 Flower pots fi in. 

2 \-\h. cans red tire .' i lb. 

2 \-Vo. cans green fire 1 lb. 

1 Package parade tire red 

1 Colored rosette wheel extra 

1 Colored geyser small 

1 Bundle punk 

1 Case 

No. 2. 

EXHIBITION ASSORT= 

MENT, $22.00. 

12 Colored candles, large 6 ball 

6 Exhibition candles 8 " 

6 Colored star rockets 4 oz. 

6 " " " 6 " 

4 " " " i lb. 

1 China flyer large 

1 Vertical wheel 8 in. 



2 Triangle wheels J lb. 

1 " wheel 1 " 

2 Flower pots Gin. 

2 Bengal lights } lb. 

1 package parade fire red 

2 Cans red fire Hb. 

1 Can green fire \ " 

ICanbluefire \ " 

1 Colored star mine No. 5 

1 " " " " 6 

1 " saucisson small 

1 " floral bombshell " 

1 Bundle punk 

1 Case 

No. 3. 

EXHIBITION ASSORT= 

MENT, $32.50. 

12 Colored candles, large ti ball 

G Exhibition candles 8 " 

3 Triplet candles, No. 8 24 " 

6 Colored star rockets 6 oz. 

G " " " J lb. 

3 Duration star rockets £ " 

1 Colored triangle wheel \ " 

1 " vertical " 8 inch. 

1 " China flyer large 

1 " rosette ex. heavy 

1 " star mine No. 5 

1 " meteor mine " 7 

2 " Bengal lights i lb. 

2 " flowerpots 6 inch 

1 " saucisson small 

1 " geyser " 

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No. 3. 
EXHIBITION ASSORT- 
MENT, $32.50.— Con'd. 

I Package parade fire red 

I Can red fire ! lb 

1 " green fire 1 " 

I Colored floral bombshell small 

I <!orden exhibition piece (dia- 
mond star 

I Bundle punk ...* 

1 Case 

No. 4. 
EXHIBITION ASSORT- 
MENT, $50.00. 

:2 Golden shower candles 6 ball 

i' Colorfi candles, large 8 " 

3 Exhibition candles 10 " 

'2 Colored star rockets 8 oz. 

>> Exhibition rockets 8 " 

1 Colored vertical wheel 10 inch 

I " triangle wheel \ lb. 

1 " " " I " 

1 •• Chinese flyer large 

I Mine of colored Htars No. 5 

1 " meteor " " 7 

whistling Jacks "10 

L package para<le fire red 

1 " " " green 

1 Colored floral fountain extra 

1 " saucisson small 

1 '• geyser " 

1 " aerolite large 

1 1 iarden exhibition piece mon- 
itor battery 

1 Bundle punk 

1 Case 

No. 5. 

EXHIBITION ASSORT- 

MENT, $67.50. 

12 Colored star rockets ■] lb. 

12 Exhibition " ' " 

12 Colored candles, large 8 ball 

6 Exhibition " ex. large. ... 8 " 
6 Elec. spreader candles, 8 spreader stais 
3 Chinese musical " 8 notes 

2 Colored vertical wheels 10 inch 

2 " triangle " S lb. 

1 - " " 1 " 





large 


1 




No. 6. 


1 " 




" 7. 


1 " 




" 10. 


1 Devil among the tailors. 




1 *t 11 «i 

1 Colored floral fountain... 




1 " 




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floral bombshell 




1 Garden exhibition piece.. 
1 " " " c 


dlum. battery 
mplet of roses 



No. 6. 
EXHIBITION ASSORT- 
MENT, $120.00. 

12 Colored star rockets Jib. 

12 Exhibition " 1 " 

6 Parachute " 2 " 

12 Colored candles, large 8 ball 

6 Golden shower candles 8 " 

6 Electric spreader " ..8 spreader stars 

3 Chinese musical " 8 notes 

2 Colored triangle wheels Jib. 

1 Double " wheel ex.heavy 

1 Vertical wheel lOinch 

1 Rosette ex. heavy 

2 Colored China flyers extra 

1 Mine of gyrating serpents No. 6 

1 " colored stars " 6 

1 " meteor " " 7 

1 Colored saucisson small 

3 " Bengal lights J lb. 

2 Packages parade fire red 

1 " " " green 

1 Colored floral fountain extra 

1 " prismatic " " 

1 " aerolite " 

2 " geysers small 

2 " floral bombshells " 

1 Garden exhibition piece, .diamond star 

I " " " silver glory 

1 " " " ....Chinese fan 

1 " " " gallopade 

I " " '* ...Mexican jets 

1 Bundle punk 

1 Case 



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The California Fireworks Co., Limited, 



FIRECRACKERS. 



At Market Rates When Ordered. 



Per box. 
Small extra, No. i. gold chop, 40 pks. of 52 crackers, short stem, in box . . $ 



Large extra No. 1, " 40 

Shoofly, extra large size 40 

California extra 40 

A No. 1 lady crks. , ex. quality, 40 

Small pistol 40 

Large ' ' 40 

Young America, 3 y? in. long 20 

Union, 44 " 20 

Special extra 40 



76 

80 
700 



So 
20 
20 
56 



in box 



CANNON CRACKERS. 

Gold Dragon, No. 5, cannon crackers, 5 ' i in. long, 20 pks. of 20 crks. in box S 
No. 6, " " 7 ■ " " 20 " 10 " 

No. 7, " " 8 " " 10 " 10 

" No. 8, ' " "10 "" " 20 " 5 

REDHEADS. 

Small, per 100 $ 

Medium " 

Large " 

Punk, small, per package 

" large " 



We will not ship Fireworks unless Money or satisfactory City 
References accompany each order. 



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EXTRA QUALITY TORPEDOES. 

They are without exception the finest Goods in this line ever 
offered to the trade. 

PENNY TORPEDOES. 

Per case. 

10 in a pack, ioo packs in a case $ r to 

COMMON TORPEDOES 

JV 

50 iii a pack, 100 packs in a case $3 50 

ELECTRIC TORPEDOES. 

These are double extra in quality, with heavy report. Hand- 
somely packed. Just the article for best retail trade. 



Per case. 



25 in new style box, 50 boxes in a case $2 50 

IRON CLAD TORPEDOES. 

A heavy reporting torpedo. It is a catteaser. 

PCV Cast 

20 iii a fancy box, 40 boxes in a case $3 50 

SILVER DRAGON TORPEDOES. 

Made from silver foil and pure silver, Chinese style; 



verv 



popular. 

Per :-m< . 

20 in a fancy box, 40 boxes in a case $4 75 

SPARTAN TORPEDOES. 

Five in a package, to retail at five cents. 

■■ - 
1 n cases of 100 packages $3 50 



The California Firewokks Co., Limited, 



FIREWORKS BALLOONS. 



This is one of the most beautiful and interesting 
displays of Fireworks. We have invented new Fire- 
works attachments for these Balloons, making a much 
finer display. By following these directions and the 
use of our patent fire protector, it is impossible for the 
Balloon to catch fire in ascending. 

Full directions for firing with each Balloon. 

Per dozen. 

No. 10, With Fireworks attachment $10 00 

" 12, " " 12 00 

" 15, " " 18 00 

" 20. " " 30 00 

" 25, " " 45 00 

" 30, " " 60 00 




JAPANESE FIGURE BALLOONS. 



"ESEBTEDOP SiltOOSa. 




Lifelike representation of Japanese figureB, fish, 
elephants, pigs, etc., etc. — grotesque and amusing. 

Per dozen. 

No. 1 $ 8 00 

.No. 2 10 00 

COLORED PAPER BALLOONS. 

Variegated Colors. 

Per dozen. 

No. 6, 1 dozen in package $ 2 50 

" S, i " " 3 25 

"10,1 " " 4 75 

" 15, J " " 7 00 

" 20, packed single 10 00 

"25, " " 14 00 

"30, " " 18 00 



"We will not ship Fireworks unless Money or satisfactory City 
References accompany each order. 



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LANTERNS. 





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No. 3. 6 inches in diameter, bucket shaped, per hundred $ 2 50 

" 4. 7 " 3 °° 

' 5. 9 4 5" 

1 4, 15 " globe " " i.i 00 

HALF GLOBE OR SAFETY WALL LANTERNS. 

These consist of one-half a regular Globe Lantern, attached to a circular 
pasteboard back. They can be hung on a nail driven into a wall, post or tree. 
They do not sway in the wind, and for ease in putting up and safety in use are 
unequaled. Each lantern provided with automatic extinguisher, by which the 
candle is put out before it burns entirely down. 

10 inch )S6 00 per hundred 

FESTOON BUNTING. 

Warranted fast colors. 
40 inches wide, .So inches long, each festoon $r 00 

MOSS ROPE FESTOONING. 

For decorating. 

Red, white and blue in one piece, or separate colors of red, white, 
green and yellow. 

Price, per roll $0 40 

TISSUE WREATHS. 

Red, white and blue, per dozen $2 00 

riOSS ROPE TASSELS. 

For decorating. 

Made in all colors similar to plumes. Very pretty for looping up festooning. 
per dozen $1 00 



The California Fireworks Co., Limited, 



"STANDARD" BUNTING FLAGS. 




UNITED STATES REGULATION SIZES. 



Each. 

$ 2 50 

3 75 

4 5° 

5 00 

7 6 00 

8 '..... 7 50 

9 8 50 

10 10 00 



Feet 

3 ■ 

4 • 

5 • 

6 . 



Feet. Each. 

12 $12 OO 

14 15 OO 

15 16 50 

16 18 OO 

l8 21 OO 

20 25 OO 

21 27 OO 

22 29 OO 



Feet, Each. 

24 $34 00 

25 35 00 

26 39 00 

28 44 00 

30 50 00 

32 5 6 00 

34 60 00 

36 65 00 



No. 



Signal and foreign flags made to order at short notice. 

HUSLIN FLAGS ON STICKS. 

Please note sizes as well as numbers. 
3 inches in length, per gross $0 35 





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6 


' 4 


7 y 2 " 


' 5 


9% " 


' 6 


14 


' 7 


18 


' 7% 


22^ " 


" 8 


27% " 


9 


36 


' 10 


43 


" 1 1 


50 


' n# 


54 


' 12 


66 



per dozen 



70 
92 
75 
3i 
48 

7i 
93 
60 

33 
17 
75 
40 



! 114 DK I'll. 



PAPER CAPS. 

Pei i 

d, 50 in liox. full count, 1 gross in wood !>o.\ o 2i A 

noth, 1 5 in small box, 1 " paper " 85 




THE IBEX. 

Newest five-cent pistol in the market, equal to any in style and 
finish. The cut shows size. 

gross $6 00 



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The California Fireworks Co., Limited, 




THB COLUMBIAN 
FLAG HOLDER 




For Decorating Private Residences, Public Buildings, 
Halls, Hotels, Street Cars, Etc. 
Holders can he screwed to window sill at any angle 
desired. Flags can be removed in short order, and re- 
placed again at a moment's notice. 



3-8 inch 


size, 


Per doz., 


$o 50 cents 


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1 1-4 inch size, 

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Per doz., $3 75 
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Galiforoia Firemorks 



COAVPANY 



OF SUN FRBNCISCO, U'd 



Only Manufacturers... 
...on the Pacific Coast 



Established i860 Incorporated 1S91 „ ^ 



Office ap«I Salesroom: 



219 Front Street, upstairs, San Francisco